Atmospheric Integrated Research at University of California, Irvine

Addressing the urgent challenges we face in air and water quality, human health, climate change, as well as green technology through the integration of research, education, and outreach.

Welcome to AirUCI

AirUCI is an Organized Research Unit (ORU) located at the University of California, Irvine. We are a multidisciplinary environmental research team dedicated to understanding and solving issues related to air pollution, climate change, water quality, and green technology — locally and globally — and their effects on human health and well-being.

To achieve these ambitious goals, our world-renowned research group has come together to form an integrated team of researchers, engineers, and health scientists whose focus is to elucidate the fundamental science and impacts of pollution, energy, and climate change and their effects on society and on our planet.

Our award-winning team conducts collaborative, fundamental research into the critical environmental and associated health issues of our time, using cutting-edge technology and scientific and engineering approaches that are state-of-the-art.

Open faculty positions available now!

Open postdoc positions available now!

Simulations of
Air / Water
Pollution & Climate

Processes, &

Energy Sources
& Pollutant



News Flash

Tue, 02/24/2015
AirUCI Graduate Student researcher Kurtis Malecha will act as a judge in the Irvine Unified School District's 34th annual Science Fair.  The event will be held on February 24, 2014 at Irvine...
Wed, 12/31/2014
Postdoctoral Scholar positions are available in Atmospheric Chemistry, Department of Chemistry, University of California, Irvine, Professor Barbara Finlayson-Pitts,  Laboratory...
Thu, 12/18/2014
AirUCI Co-Director and UCI Vice Chancellor of Research John Hemminger has been honored with a Festschrift in a special issue of the Journal of Phyical Chemistry C published by American Chemical...

Event Announcements

Mon, 02/09/2015
On February 9th, Dr. Xiao-Xing Yu of Pacific Northwest National Lab will present a talk entitled "In situ probing of environmental liquid surfaces and interfaces using microfluidics: Toward...
Wed, 02/11/2015
On February 11, 2015 AirUCI will host a lecture by Prof. Mary Schultz of Tufts University entitled "Collective Modes and Growth at the Single Crystal Ice Surface."  The talk will be...
Mon, 05/18/2015
On Monday, May 18th 2015, AirUCI will once again sponsor the High School Awards Dinner on campus for the Orange County chapter of the American Chemical Society.  Scores of students are honored...